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Just Opened: Oak

by Ami Kealoha
on 01 February 2008

By Christina Panas

Just five years after opening their flagship Williamsburg boutique, and on the heels of a Park Slope outpost, Oak co-owners Louis Terline and Jeff Madalena are making that first East River crossing with sleek new digs in NoLita, a shop that opens officially on Monday.

"It happened quickly," says Terline, when asked how long the latest store had been in the works. "This was the only neighborhood we wanted to be in, so when the space became available, we jumped on it." Tucked away on a narrow corridor between Lafayette and the Bowery, Oak's newest spot is emblematic of the owners' continuing interest in thriving on the fringes. "We tend to buy clothes that are a little bit different, a bit borderline," says Terline.


That means plenty of pieces from Ksubi, Alice Ritter, Jeremy Scott, and the like. Likewise, the store's interior—sparsely furnished and punctuated with a sculptural central fixture—blurs the boundaries between gallery and retail space.


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